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Textured Faux Wood laminates combined with stainless steel accents create a sleek, easy maintenance look

Example of a minimalist kitchen design in Vancouver with stainless steel appliances —  Houzz
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mfree4 wrote:Jan 11, 2015
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    oh - somewhere between 6-8", most likely more around 6...for open shelving you need to determine what you want to store or display there. 8-9" is good if small books need to go there as well, but it wouldn't be enough for coffeetable books - then you would need this is a keydrop and display area, and the real purpose behind the existence of this unit is that I had to create a logical wrap around effect around a structural post the available depth was pretty much a given....
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    Thanks so much for your detailed answer! That was very helpful!
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              What Houzz contributors are saying:

              Anne Colby added this to Kitchen Confidential: 10 Ways to Promote Aging in PlaceOct 29, 2015

              2. Round the edges. Avoid 90-degree angles on countertops and open shelves. The last thing you want is to hit your hip or elbow on a sharp corner as you’re maneuvering in your kitchen. Round edges lessen the likelihood of bumps and bruises.

              Fred Albert added this to Get the Look of Wood Cabinets for LessJul 2, 2014

              Designer Ines Hanl outfitted this Vancouver kitchen with cabinets faced in a textured-wood laminate. The combination of light and dark finishes not only makes the space feel lighter, but limits the pattern repetition that can cheapen the look of laminate.

              Lawrence Karol added this to Expert Talk: 12 Ways to Get a Designer-Kitchen LookMay 3, 2012

              Play with proportion. Designed for a bachelor who lives in Victoria, British Columbia, this kitchen features textured Italian laminates in a faux-wood design, offset with stainless steel accents. "The laminates are a good contrast with the area's ever-so-popular oak flooring," Hanl says. "I played with proportion by using a balance of horizontal and vertical directions in the wood grains and an accent cabinet in a mushroom lacquer."The curved tall unit on the left has stainless steel edging that accentuates the shape's dynamics. It hides a structural post but also serves as a display unit and a place for keys. "He asked for a hint of blue, which we brought in with the quartz countertop as well as in the tile backsplash at the sink," Hanl elaborates. "The three-dimensional wave-shaped glass mosaic, which covers the entire window wall, combines all the colors I used in the kitchen."

              What Houzzers are commenting on:

              Julie Gray-Watts added this to Shelving and StorageJul 13, 2019

              Love the shelving on the end of the cabinet

              Shapiro Design Group, LLC added this to Gordon KitchenJul 5, 2019

              This pic shows the contrast if we kept all of the cabinets dark on the bottom and light at the top. Wanted to show you this if you like this or just light cabinets on both walls and the darker island

              Ryan Anderson added this to Ryan's ideasJul 5, 2019

              I like the textures and two-tones ... if this was white and silver/blue/grey, it might be even better.

              HU-746733229 added this to My ideasJul 1, 2019

              Textured Laminate cabinets: Light on top, dark on bottom, orange-yellow floor

              Brett added this to KitchenJun 7, 2019

              Just a kitchen with cabinets close to the colors we picked

              JC Ladeedah added this to KitchenJun 6, 2019

              Avoid 90 degree angles on corners

              R11 thal added this to cabinetsJun 4, 2019

              laminate is most effective on slab cabinet fronts; it does not lend itself to ornamental doors or applied molding, which are best left to natural wood. textured-wood laminate. - two tone

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